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Public Swimming Pool Program

Swimming Pool

The Clayton County Environmental Health Office is responsible for permitting and regulating approximately 260 public swimming pools within the county.

A Public Swimming Pool is defined as:

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention swimming is one of the most popular recreational activities in the United States; because of this our office inspects these facilities in order to minimize the risk of illness or other health related problems from an improperly maintained pool.

According to the CDC Outbreaks of illness associated withrecreational water use result from exposure to chemicals or infectious pathogens in recreational water venues that are treated untreated. For 2011-2012 public health officials from 32 states and Puerto Rico reported 90 recreational water-associated outbreaks. These outbreaks resulted in at least 1,788 cases, 95 hospitalizations and one death.

Swimming Pool Information:

Procedures for Opening a Swimming Pool/Spa for the Swimming Season/Renewing a Swimming Pool Permit

Clayton County Board of Health Swimming Pool Regulations

Pool/Spa Inspection Information

Procedures for Building a New Pool/Spa in Clayton County

Recreational Water Illnesses

Response to a Fecal or Other Body Fluid Accident in/at a Pool or Spa

Certified Operator Requirements

Clayton County Environmental Health has put together a brochure that provides Guidelines for Public Swimming Pool Operation which outlines the minimum requirements of public swimming pool/spa operation. Please contact our office for a copy.


Clayton County Board of Health
Office of Environmental Health Services

1 Crown Center 1895 Phoenix Blvd, Suite 350 College Park, GA 30349
Phone: (678) 610-7469   Fax: (770) 603-4874